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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Spinechiller, I took pretty much the same photo. Our nearest store had two long half aisle's like that set up, along with the standard craft island they have every year, and the island waiting for Spooky Town. The other half of the two aisles still seemed to have summer stuff, so hopefully they'll be Halloween too. If so, it looks like they may be carrying a bit more this year. The one thing I did notice that I don't remember seeing before is the foam heads, and specifically the male foam...
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    GobbyGruesome added 4 photo(s) to album 2014 pre-halloween
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    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    We were at Michael's last night too. They had the same stuff out but they also had a couple aisles cleared with the fixtures and pegs all set. As soon as the merchandise comes in they can put it straight out to the shelves. To me, it looks like they may be carrying more Halloween this year. But the spooky town display still looks like the smaller mid-aisle rack they've had for the last couple years.
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    Yesterday, 04:46 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on TWISTEDUK's photo in album 2014 Props
    These close-up shots are great - love love love all the bits and pieces, and the paint job. So cool.
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    Yesterday, 04:43 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on TWISTEDUK's photo in album 2014 Props
    Do not want!! I think I'll just take an aspirin at home, thanks! :D
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    Yesterday, 04:42 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on TWISTEDUK's photo in album 2014 Props
    Straight out of a movie set (or a nightmare)! Looks like his eyes will pop open any minute.
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 05:06 PM
    Thank you! I took some time off from Halloweening so I have to get back to it. How are your mad scientist lab plans going?
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 05:03 PM
    Just read this myself! Good stuff! Nice to see they have Gris Grimly involved. This has a ton of potential!
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    07-17-2014, 02:07 PM
    GobbyGruesome commented on kelsey's photo in album kelsey
    Just came across your photos. Your whole haunt looks great. Love the way these pieces fit together. Nicely done!
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    07-17-2014, 02:06 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Static: Drape pull Backs in Halloween Props
    Never seen that before. Brilliant and nicely executed to boot!
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    07-16-2014, 11:45 AM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Doctor Who in Off-Topic Stuff
    Wow. I think I've been thoroughly out-Who'd. ;) I pretty much agree with you on the new stuff (although I liked Amy). The older stuff I've only sampled but hope to go back and try a few more Doctors. Things definitely moved a lot slower in the early episodes. I think Clara's got potential. Hopefully they find some time to develop her this year. I went for years thinking that Doctor Who was the dumbest thing on the planet, because I had caught a bit of Tom Baker when I was very little...
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    07-14-2014, 08:57 PM
    Came across this in the latest Diamond Distributing catalogue (that's where your local comic shops order from). I'm sure you can find 'em around online, but I couldn't find a photo with all the masks together. I know there's a couple people around with an unhealthy attraction to the Rankin Bass Mad Monster Party movie. I thought these could be a cool starting place for anyone thinking of doing a family friendly yard haunt...or something.
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    07-14-2014, 08:08 PM
    The worst is that week between Christmas and Dec. 31, where you get to hear 17,000 different versions of "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve". The local college radio station played some great Halloween music last year, but most of it didn't get played until the day after due to their weird schedule. Slightly off topic, but I also wouldn't mind seeing a TV station do the Halloween equivalent of the Christmas Yule Log.
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    07-14-2014, 01:28 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Hilda's profile
    Yeah, not too much happening here. Just haunting vicariously at the moment. ;)
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    07-14-2014, 01:10 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Hilda's profile
    Didn't want to derail the thread (pun not intended) but that photo you posted in the fence thread is beautiful.
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    07-14-2014, 12:28 PM
    Someone has been very busy I see... Looks like you are making great progress on your haunt. I love your haunted figures.
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    07-14-2014, 12:25 PM
    I appreciate your gracious comments on my skeletons. They are the standard skeletons you can purchase at most any Halloween supply store. These particular ones are from Walgreen's, but I don't think they sell them anymore. The trick is to take the time to pose them properly without visible supports!
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    07-14-2014, 12:21 PM
    bamtunebam posted a visitor message on Danski's profile
    Thank you for the kind comments regarding my skeletons. What you don't see in the picture is that the legs are actually kicking. I received a lot of favorable comments on this prop. Thanks again.
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    07-14-2014, 11:45 AM
    bamtunebam replied to a thread Lighting: I need lighting help! in Halloween Props
    Be very careful!! I also fell for the non alligator clip lights. They ARE NOT the same. They have a very high failure rate, often flicker and the batteries only last about thirty minutes. I purchased about 100 of the cheaper lights and ended up not using any of them. I threw them all out.
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    07-14-2014, 08:04 AM
    bamtunebam replied to a thread Lighting: I need lighting help! in Halloween Props
    I have used the Stealth Lights. They work great! Here is a shot of my haunt using the lights: I have quite a few of these lights. The battery pack has really extended the life. Most of my lights have run for over three seasons.
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    07-14-2014, 07:53 AM
    talkingcatblues added 1 photo(s) to album 2014 Projects in Progress
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    07-14-2014, 06:43 AM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Lighting: I need lighting help! in Halloween Props
    They look very similar to lights that were really popular a few years back, that people were buying from Jack's Tool Shed. I bought a bunch and they were pretty cool for some stuff. I think the blue lights lasted quite well - I'm not 100% sure but I think they lasted the night...maybe 4 hours? The red and green didn't last as long. The intensity would drop significantly after about an 90 minutes I think? There's a few threads around here about them. Here's the first one I remember. ...
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    07-13-2014, 02:01 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Doctor Who in Off-Topic Stuff
    New Who. Coming soon.
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    07-13-2014, 01:54 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Electronic/Software: deer motor in Halloween Props
    I purchased some from Kindy's a couple years back and had no problems with them. They used to have a couple different types but now they're just down to the one I think.
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    07-13-2014, 01:44 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Kymmm's profile
    We've got a hedge in the back that's probably 20 ft tall and 40 feet long. It's an absolute monster. We tried to get an arbourist to come and cut it down by two thirds so we could manage it and he just flat out said "y'know - it's huge. I don't want to do it. Call me in January when I'm desperate and i'll give you a good price." So we've been trying to kind of keep it in check until then. All sorts of stuff that needs to be done though to get it to the point of just looking neglected. (We also...
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    07-13-2014, 11:22 AM
    Oh my... I love the Secret Reaper exchange and have been a part of it for the last 3 or 4 years... I highly recommend it!! Some of the best gifts I've received are things I didn't ask for but through stalking, my reaper knew I would LOVE!!! So be sure to give your reaper lot's of information by adding pictures to your profile, giving your Pinterest page, and posting on threads that interest you! Let the fun begin!!
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    Thank you! I took some time off from Halloweening so I have to get back to it. How are your mad scientist lab plans going?
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    Well it looks great...and of course, the story you tell with them is what makes it special
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    Stampede is fun in small doses. But it also brings out the crowds, along with a fair number of idiots. I've lived here all my life, so I need to take a break from it every once in a while.

    Someday we'll make it to Seattle - sounds like a pretty cool place.
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    Hey Bam! Washington ain't so bad from what I've heard. Doing Ok. Went up to Edmonton today for a bit to escape the Calgary Stampede. Not a lot else going on though. Assuming you're on a business trip - can't think of anything else that'd drag you away from your prop building.
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    Ok, I'm convinced - I'll do it. Better safe than sorry!
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    I would love to see it for real, and the rest of your props as well. I'm sure it's going to knock their socks off!

    I'm not *too* worried about the drawings getting smudged by people wallking on them since the ones up and down the street will just be regular chalk and I don't mind redoing those (or having the kids redo them!) every night. The UV chalk ones are just going to be right in front of the house and some inside a gate. I'm more worried about rain on that, although I could see the kids walking on them smudging them a bit too, I suppose. Considering spraying them with a bit of sealer although it has to be something I can get up again afterwards so they don't make a total mess. It wouldn't be a bad idea like you're saying to make a bit of fake sidewalk just for that bit though. Maybe a really thin bit of plywood thrown down, made to look like concrete and painted rather than chalked? Dry-Loc sounds like it could work.

    I'm only thinking to have it up a couple of nights though, and we don't get the traffic I think I remember you mentioning (no publicity and this is only the second year we'll be doing it at this house - change of borough.) So rain is the biggest potential issue. Or snow, but then we'd have to shovel the sidewalks anyway. Maybe I will make a bit of fake sidewalk-cover to hold in reserve if the weather looks to be bad!
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    Totally digging your monster in a crate!! (Saw it on TCB's message board.) Great job!
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    Wow, that is cool! I love the sound effects and the way you can see the light flickering as the monster moves the crate from inside. And the pop-open should be a good scare for the curious. Nice work!
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    Wow! Shoulda known better than to assume that you'd be doing a standard monster-in-box. That looks amazing - nice organic movement and lighting and the crate itself looks perfect.

    Great stuff as usual!
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    Love it!!! I love that you actually get to see the monster! Unlike the box that just bangs around... Good job, my friend... good job!!!
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